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a current account deficit for the second straight month. the first time the country has been in the red for several months in a row since officials started keeping track the way they do now. finance ministry officials say the current account deficit for december, $2.8 billion. the trade balance registered a deficit of $6 billion. exports fell 6.9%. imports up .8%. in yen terms over the previous year. the current account surplus for 2012 is the smallest based on comparable data based on 1985. surplus fell 50.8% to $50.2 billion. >>> china's total amount of trade soared 27% from january year earlier. but trade with japan posted much smaller growth. china's customs data shows exports totalled more than 180 billion. up 25%. the country imported 160 billion, showing an increase of 29%. the total amount of trade surged 27%. the jump is attributed mainly to dent in the same month last year. the lunar new year holidays fell in january 2012. >>> trade with japan grew slightly more than 10%. china's trade with asean climbed 43%. the data showed that china's trade with the high-growth region is ex
were shown. finance ministry officials say the december current account deficit was $2.8 billion. the trade balance registered a deficit of about $6 billion. exports fell 6.9% while imports were up about 0.8% from the previous year. as a result, the ministry said the current account surplus for the whole of 2012 was down for two years in a row. now u.s. stock prices ended lower. the dow jones industrial average lost nearly a third of a percent to end the day at 13,944 on thursday. that's after poor productivity data as well as comments from the ecb president which sent the euro lower. for more and for how stocks are trading here in tokyo, we are going to ramin mellagard at the tokyo stock exchange. we have had two pull-backs. are we headed for another? >> it looks like it. the drop we have seen in trade appears like that. the 2% drop in productivity for the fourth quarter in the u.s. as well as those slightly taken as negative comments from ecb president mario draghi may have more bite. we are definitely seeing that in the opening levels. let's have a look at those. 11,247. less
it far easier for ireland to bring down its budget deficit. >> german carmaker diamond has reported record sales for 2012, but it did miss its profit target. timeless says profits were 8.6 billion euros, which is below its 2011 results -- daimler says profits were 8.6 billion euros. >> weak demand in europe weighed on the mercedes luxury car division. they did boost the bottom line by selling a stake in the eads and aerospace group. the company also announced measures to increase its presence in china. the german foreign minister is in the philippines on a mission to boost trade ties. berlin has had frosty relations with manila ever since a trade dispute in the 1990's. >> westerwelle said to some to put that behind the two countries and rebuild relations. germany is manila's biggest trading partner, and strong growth between the two is expected. >> it is the first time in more than a decade that a german foreign minister has paid a visit to the philippines. during talks with his counterpart in manila, the finance minister said they were eager to do more business with the pacific nat
of the u.s. trade deficit. but still, traders are not heading into the weekend in a positive mood. outlooks that companies have been giving, and of course on the trading week, were not convincing, and that is why the dax lost more than 2% in the course of this trading week. >> a quick look at the market numbers now -- the dax closed up 5.81%. the euro stoxx 50 gain more. in new york, the dow is going up by about 0.3%. the bureau is now trading at one -- $1.3358, slightly down. >> talk about going against the mainstream -- the ceo of volkswagen says he wants to take a pay cut even though under the company's rules, his salary should be going up by millions. >> he told the german magazine that it is not possible to justify a pay package of 20 million euros to ordinary people. vw is about to enter into wage talks with production staff. in 2011, he was the highest paid ceo in germany. >> china is continuing to expand its role as the workshop of the world with, according to its own figures, exports growing 25% in january compared to the same time last year. that far exceeds expectations. >> and i
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